October 2012 – March 2013
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be appearing on JOYRadio on 8 October at 10:00. Sanem and Moira Crone, who will together be discussing the Aesthetics of Literature at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans at the end of November, will be interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as part of a series of radio programmes promoting the festival.
Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) by Ira Nayman will be published on 9 November 2012 in an eBook edition. It will be available in ePub, Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats.
We will be at Novacon 42 in Nottingham, 9-11 November. If you’re going to be there, come and find us to say hello, we’d love to meet you. We will have a table in the Dealers’ room.
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:
LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel
Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.
Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.
Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.
Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.
Douglas Thompson, author of Entanglement, will be launching and reading from his latest work, including Entanglement, and “will talk about the background to why and how I wrote them and the state of the genre scene in general”. He will be introduced by independent press editor and ‘Slipstream guru’ Allen Ashley, in the form of a talk on what exactly Slipstream fiction is and why its special blend of fantastical and realistic elements makes it the perfect contemporary fiction for the 21st century.
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ will be reading from her debut novel and hosting a discussion at the Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Café and Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York on Friday 11 January 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00.
LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning?
Imagine a world where a select few can manipulate their own cellular degeneration to become effectively immortal. Where membership of this elite was gained through a game. Imagine the impact on society, and on those who lose. Sanem Ozdural has imagined such a world. Her debut novel, LiGa™, tells the story and examines the players’ motivation and the implications. Join her for a reading and a discussion ranging from writing speculative fiction to the ramifications of her imagined world.
Ira Nayman will be appearing on the Artist First radio show on February 12 at 6pm (EST). In an hour-long programme he will be interviewed by the show’s host Tony Kay. Topics will include discussions of Ira’s life, work and especially his hilarious sci-fi satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience). You can find out more about Artist First radio here.
Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) at 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2013 at Eastercon in Bradford. Details in the Eastercon programme.